Bet you’ll never guess what ages us more than wrinkles, jowls and under-eye circles. While we fret about frown lines, most of us are happily unaware that the tint of our tresses can make the difference between looking fresh and youthful or older and drab.
Covering up strands of gray has been your top priority during the last decade. Lately, you’ve been noticing a lot more of it. Your hair also is drier, duller and maybe even a tad thinner than you’d like. It’s all happening because the structures in the skin that make and grow our hair, called follicles, are simply slowing down on the job. What’s more, it’s hard to ignore other big changes with your body and appearance, including skin that’s less luminous and has less color, which also inadvertently affects the color of your hair.
It’s time to start paying closer attention to what you’re putting on your hair. While boxed dyes, from the drugstore, once sufficed to mask a few grays, their monotone and overly light or dark shades either drain your complexion further or draw even more attention to your lines and bags. They also create shadows on your face and give you that helmet-hair look. Besides, mass market hair colors are drying your hair so much, that no amount of conditioner can fix it. It doesn’t look so hot, anymore, does it?
WHY THE COLOR OF YOUR HAIR MATTERS
You may think everyone is fixated on your crow’s feet, but think again. No one really notices them but you. Your hair, however, now that’s another story. It’s literally the frame around your face; if the ‘frame’ doesn’t complement the picture (YOU!), you’re just not going to look as great as you could.
“A full head of perfectly colored hair, with just the right amount of warm and light color around your face, is more essential to youthful good looks than injections and skin creams.” - New York celebrity stylist.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOR FOR YOU
But how do you find picture-perfect pigment that will help return a healthy glow to your complexion and a youthful shine and bounce to your hair? Everyone has advice for you. One website says the color of the veins in your wrist will help you determine whether to use cool, warm or neutral undertones. Then you read a magazine that says it’s really about the hue of your skin that influences your hair color. But, is your skin more olive or yellow?
All this well-meaning advice has you more confused than ever, and you’re ready to rip the hair out of your head, or make a beeline to the fancy salon downtown, even if it means forking out $150 plus and over three hours of sitting in a chair.
But what if I told you there was a way to have custom formulated salon color made just for you, with advice from professional stylists and delivered straight to your door for just ten dollars.* That is exactly what a new home hair color company, eSalon, can do for you. Say goodbye to mismatched color from a box and wasted hours of gossiping with your stylist. In no time at all, you will be able to take years away from your appearance and look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside.